Sunday, May 11, 2014

2014 April Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 10:31 AM 0 comments

9 of 10 Completed
Goodreads Challenge Thread

1. 'A' is for April: Tropical Heat Enhanced T-FLAC Short Shot by Adair, Cherry 4/22
Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.
2. Member of the Month - Nadine: Dash of Peril (Love Undercover, #4) by Foster, Lori  4/6
Nadine has been a member of RRRC since January 2013. Here is a link to Nadine's shelves. Please read a book from any of Nadine's shelves, a book published in 2013, or a book published in January of any year.
3. Geography - Egypt: The Sweetheart Rules (Sweetheart Sisters, #2) by Jump, Shirley 4/8
Read a book whose author, character, or setting is from Egypt. You may also read a book that's part of a trilogy or a 7-book series; a book that is set in or around bodies of water (oceans, cruises, pirate abductions); or a book where travel is part of the plot.
4. Name Yourself Day (April 9): Madison - Dare to Desire by Phillips, Carly 4/19
Have you ever wanted a different name? Was yours the source of many a taunt in school yards? Or did you ever find a name you just absolutely loved? This day is your day! Read a book by an author whose first or last name you wouldn't mind borrowing for a day.
5. National Sibling Day (April 10): A Match Made in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #6) by Lane, Katie 4/22
Celebrate siblinghood by reading a book where siblings play a prominent role in the story. Or read a book that's part of a series featuring siblings.
6. Eight-Track Tape Day (April 11): The Borrowed Bride by Wiggs, Susan (Oct 23, 2008) – I thought I picked another book to read but I can’t find what it might have been. Sad smile
The good ol' days before DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes, and (gasp) ebook readers. Read any book first published in the 1980s or any year ending in 8 (1978, 1998, 2008, etc).
7. Blah, Blah, Blah Day (April 17): Trouble in Paradise by Grace, Carol 4/21
The target for today is tackle all those jobs you've been putting off forever. Read a book that's been gathering major dust bunnies on your TBR.
8. World Penguin Day (April 25): A Numbers Game (Out of Bounds, #2.5) by Solheim, Tracy (A Penguin Special) 4/20
Flightless or not, some consider these animals as absolutely adorbs. Read a book with a cover that is predominantly white and/or black.
9.National Welding Month: Going for Four (Counting on Love) by Erin Nicholas 4/19
We love all those billionaires, but even regular Joes need love, too. Read a book with a blue-collar main character (auto mechanics, ranchers, firefighters, beat cops, bikers, etc.). No desk jockeys allowed!
10. Reader's Choice: Wildflower Wedding: A Cricket Creek Novel by McLane, Luann 4/12
Read any book of your choosing!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2014 March Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 3:10 PM 0 comments

10 of 10 Completed
Goodreads Challenge Thread

1. 'M' is for March: Melt Into You by Plumley, Lisa 3/29
Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
2. Member of the Month - ~KarenH~: Hotshot by Julie Garwood 3/16
~KarenH~ has been a member of RRRC since January 2011. Here is a link to Karen's shelves. Please read a book from any of Karen's shelves, a book published in 2011 or a book published in January of any year.
3. Geography - Romania: Ride with Me by Knox, Ruthie 3/3
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Romania. So you may also read a book in the middle of the series (not the first two books, the last or the most recent book), a book with vampires or a book with a sports theme.
4. Music in Our Schools Month: Beneath the Patchwork Moon (Hope Springs, #2) by Kent, Alison 3/15
Read a book with a musician in it or a book where music plays a large part.
5. National Women's History Month: Hot Shots by Marsh, Anne 3/13
Read a book with a kick-ass heroine or one with a woman (or man) in a non-traditional gender role.
6. Old Stuff Day (March 2nd): Headed for Trouble(Troubleshooters, #16.5) by Brockmann, Suzanne 3/16
Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year. If you have not been a member of GR a year, read one of the 10 oldest books on your to-read shelf.
7. I Want You to be Happy Day (March 3rd): Waiting On You by Higgins, Kristan 3/31
Read a light, fluffy, humorous book.
8. If Pets Had Thumbs Day (March 3rd): Taken with You(Kowalski Family, #8) by Stacey, Shannon 3/30
Read a shifter book or a book with pets in it.
9. Hug a GI Day (March 4th): A Man to Hold on To by Pappano, Marilyn 3/2
Read a book featuring a military or paramilitary character or a book where a MC carries a weapon.
10. Reader's Choice: Don't Break My Heart: Book Six of the Return to Redemption Series by Kellogg, Laurie 3/8
Read any book of your choosing!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Headed for Trouble

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Headed for Trouble
Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

My rating: 1 of 5 stars



Sorry I purchased this book. I just don't understand the point of these snippets relating to previous stories/characters. Really disappointed.



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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Review: A Man to Hold on To

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A Man to Hold on To
A Man to Hold on To by Marilyn Pappano

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Definitely better than the first book in the series. And has me wondering what will happen with the other characters... Looks like I will probably be back for more action in Tallgrass.



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Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 February Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 1:41 PM 0 comments

10 of 10 Complete
Goodreads Challenge Thread

1. 'F' is for February: Four Weddings and a Fireman(The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #5) by Bernard, Jennifer 2/28
Read a book that starts with 'F' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'F'.
2. Member of the Month: Amy ~Lover of Books~: Hot Ride by Kelly Jamieson 2/2
~Lover of Books~ has been a member of the RRRC since February, 2010. Here is the link to Amy's shelves. Please read a book from any of Amy's shelves or a book published in 2010 or a book published in February of any year.
3. Geography: Had To Be You (Bad Boys of Red Hook, #3) by Robin Kaye 2/8
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Bulgaria. You can also read a book that has been on your shelves for over a year, or one of the oldest books on your tbr shelf or read a book with a red or white cover or read a book that is third in a series.
4. The Day the Music Died Day (Feb 3): Vampire Most Wanted(Argeneau, #20) by Sands, Lynsay 2/18
This day commemorates the untimely death of 3 rock singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper - read a book where a main character is a singer or a book where an important character dies or a book that has only 3 words in the title/series title
5. National Chocolate Fondue Day (Feb 5): Once in a Lifetime(Lucky Harbor, #9) by Shalvis, Jill 2/21
Read a book where one of the main characters is a baker or a book with food on the cover
6. Valentine's Day (Feb 14): Perfect Together(Serendipity's Finest, #3) by Perfect Together(Serendipity's Finest, #3) 2/9 
This is a day that celebrates love so read any romance book.
7. Love Your Pet Day (Feb 20): All You Need is Love (Green Mountain #1) by Force, Marie 2/4
Read a book with a main character that has a pet or a book that has an animal on the cover.
8. Harry Potter Day (Feb 20): A Hero to Come Home To by Pappano, Marilyn 2/27
Read a book that has a child in the story or a book where one of the characters is a wizard/witch
9. International Friendship Week (February 22-28): Melting The Ice (Play by Play, #7) by Burton, Jaci 2/4
Read a book that has a friend to lovers theme or a book recommended to you by a Goodreads member.
10. Reader's Choice: The Chance(Thunder Point, #4) by Carr, Robyn
Read any book of your choice.

Review: All You Need is Love

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All You Need is Love
All You Need is Love by Marie Force

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A great new series by Marie Force. Looking forward to more from Vermont.



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Review: Vampire Most Wanted

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Vampire Most Wanted
Vampire Most Wanted by Lynsay Sands

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



One of the few paranormal series that I still read and enjoy.



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Review: A Hero to Come Home To

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A Hero to Come Home To
A Hero to Come Home To by Marilyn Pappano

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



This book seemed to take forever to get through. While I enjoyed the characters, the story just seemed to drag on. Which frustrates me because I want to know more about the characters.



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Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 January Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 12:25 PM 0 comments

9 of 10 Complete
Goodreads Challenge Thread

1. 'J' is for January: My Sweet Valentine by Sanders, Jill 1/26 
Read a book that starts with 'J' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.
2. Member of the Month: he Bookstore by Meyler, Deborah
Courtney - Courtney has been a member of the RRRC since August, 2010. Here is the link to Courtney's shelves. Please read a book from any of Courtney's shelves or a book published in 2010 or a book published in August of any year.
3. Geography: Ricochet by Adair, Cherry 1/8
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from West Virginia.
Alternatively, you may read a book set during the American Civil War, a book with a musician main character OR a book with a gold or blue cover.
4. Jan. 1 - New Year’s day: Dare to Love by Phillips, Carly 1/28
Read the first book in a series OR a book by a new to you author:
5. Jan. 6 – Epiphany: Home to Seaview Key (A Seaview Key #2) by Woods, Sherryl 1/31
Since it commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ and is an official holiday in many European countries, read a book set in a European country OR a book with a body of water on the cover.
6. Jan. 14 - Makara Sankranthi (Festival of Harvest): Snow Day: Heart of the Storm\Seeing Red\Land's End by Stacey, Shannon 1/19
Read a book with some kind of plant or fruit on the cover or the title OR with a farmer main character.
7. Out with the Old: One Perfect Night(The Sullivans, #8.5) by Andre, Bella 1/15
Read a book that you’ve had on your TBR since last year (2012) or longer OR read one of the 10 oldest books in your TBR.
8. In with the new: Happy New Year, Baby Fortune! by Banks, Leanne 1/12
Read a book that is recently released (since Nov 1st or newer).
9. National Blood Donor Month: Hope Flames by Burton, Jaci 1/7
Read a book with vampires or a main character with a medical profession.
10. Reader's Choice: Single by Saturday(The Weekday Brides, #4) by Bybee, Catherine 1/9
Read any book of your choice.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: Renegade Guardian

Posted by Ann Roberts at 4:52 PM 0 comments

Renegade Guardian
Renegade Guardian by Delores Fossen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars







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Review: Justice is Coming

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Justice is Coming
Justice is Coming by Delores Fossen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars







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Review: Extinguished

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Extinguished
Extinguished by Kaylea Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Great romantic suspense series



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Review: Ricochet

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Ricochet
Ricochet by Cherry Adair

My rating: 3 of 5 stars







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Review: Single by Saturday

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Single by Saturday
Single by Saturday by Catherine Bybee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I really enjoy this series and looking forward to more to come.



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Review: Hope Flames

Posted by Ann Roberts at 4:41 PM 0 comments

Hope Flames
Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Hope Oklahoma. Small Town Veternarian with a past. Local hot cop to the rescue. But she doesn't want rescued. Quick easy read...yes you can predict what happens. But it is still fun.



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Review: Happy New Year, Baby Fortune!

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Happy New Year, Baby Fortune!
Happy New Year, Baby Fortune! by Leanne Banks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I just keep going back to the series. First to figure out WHAT was going on with James Fortune...and now to see what happens next.



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Friday, January 3, 2014

Review: Turn Up the Heat: Love Won't Wait\Beach House Beginnings\Strong Enough to Love

Posted by Ann Roberts at 4:39 AM 0 comments

Turn Up the Heat: Love Won't Wait\Beach House Beginnings\Strong Enough to Love
Turn Up the Heat: Love Won't Wait\Beach House Beginnings\Strong Enough to Love by Lori Foster

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Enjoyed Foster's Love Won't Wait. Frustrated that Ridgway's Beach House Beginnings is in another anthology since I already read it when it was originally released. Couldn't even finish Dahl's Strong Enough to Love...no character development.



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